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Turkey: COVID-19 patient tests negative after plasma

MALATYA, Turkey A 56-year-old patient in Turkey's eastern province of Malatya tested negative for coronavirus after receiving plasma therapy, his doctor said. The patient was being treated under intensive care after...

Russia: New coronavirus cases return to growth

MOSCOW After a small decline the day before, the number of new coronavirus cases in Russia bounced back to further growth on Friday. Authorities confirmed 5,849 new cases over the last...

Coronavirus cases in Djibouti exceeds 1,000

KHARTOUM, Sudan The number of coronavirus cases in Djibouti now exceeds 1,000 and the death toll stands at two, authorities said Saturday. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...

IMF calls on world to make green recovery from COVID-19

ANKARA Fiscal measures implemented by governments against the novel coronavirus need to be harmonized to combat climate change and ensure an environmentally sustainable recovery from the pandemic, the managing director...

Brazil has more than half of Latin America virus deaths

BOGOTA, Colombia  COVID-19 has caused more than 237,000 deaths worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.   In Latin America, the number of deaths linked to the coronavirus reached 11,600 on...

South Korea to ease coronavirus restrictions

ISTANBUL South Korea will ease its strict social distancing rules this week as cases from the novel coronavirus stay low, state-run media said on Sunday. “South Korea said it will move...

Italy reports 195 deaths as post-peak phase 2 begins

ROME Italy on Monday reported 195 new fatalities from coronavirus, bringing the total to 29,079, as the so-called Phase 2 of the emergency started.Data released by Italy’s Civil Protection Department...

Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries

ISTANBUL Health authorities in several Arab countries confirmed more cases and deaths late Thursday from the novel coronavirus as the Middle East struggles to contain its spread.  Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry...

Russia starts gradual exit from COVID-19 quarantine

MOSCOW Russia is starting the gradual exit from coronavirus quarantine, the country's president Vladimir Putin announced on Monday. The national non-working period ends on May 12 with some limitations, including prohibition...

Iran: Daily cases top 2,000 after over a month

ANKARA  Iran reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest daily count since April 7, which comes amid easing of lockdown restrictions across the country. The Health Ministry...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...